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Affiliated Student TB Screening and Immunizations

The following are required for all affiliated students or affiliated instructors on UMMC's campuses. Affiliated schools/programs must verify individuals’ compliance by obtaining documentation and maintain the documentation for 2 years following the affiliated student placements to provide to UMMC during future auditing. Affiliated students are encouraged to utilize the UMMC Affiliated Student Health Form.

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination that includes: (1) record of vaccine, (2) date(s) of vaccine administration, (3) lot number(s), and (4) vaccine manufacturer.

An affiliated student with a medical or religious accommodation approved through the affiliated program’s COVID-19 vaccine policy and accommodation review processes must wear an N-95 mask (provided by the affiliated student or affiliated program) at all times while on UMMC campuses. The affiliated program must document the program’s accommodation review and approval and provide it to UMMC when audited. If an affiliated program does not have a COVID-19 vaccine policy with a process for accommodation review and approval, the affiliated student must be fully vaccinated to participate in the UMMC affiliated student placement.

TB Screening

ConditionRequirement
No prior TB screeningBaseline TB blood test or 2-step TB skin test completed within 1-90 days prior to the UMMC start date
Negative TB skin or blood test > 12 monthsRepeat TB blood test or 2-step TB skin test completed within 1-90 days prior to the UMMC start date
Prior negative TB baseline screening and TB skin or blood test within past 12 monthsAnnual repeat TB blood test or 1-step TB skin test
Previous positive TB blood or TB skin testHealthcare provider reviews pulmonary history, chest X-ray, and evaluation/treatment record and verifies clearance on the UMMC Affiliated Student Health Form: Part B

Immunization history

  • 2 MMR vaccines (or positive measles, rubella and mumps titers)
  • 2 Varicella vaccines (or a positive titer)
  • Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) within 10 years or Td booster within 10 years if prior dose of Tdap received after age 11 is greater than 10 years)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine 3-dose series (or 2-dose Heplisav-B series after 11/2017 for ages 18 and older) or positive Hepatitis B surface antibody titer or a UMMC declination statement. UMMC recommends Hepatitis B vaccine series and a positive antibody titer for optimal clinical safety.

Influenza vaccination

  • Influenza vaccination during influenza season

Influenza season is established each year by the CDC or the Mississippi State Department of Health and will include any additional period of time related to appearance of novel strains of influenza. An affiliated student with a medical or religious accommodation approved through the affiliated program’s influenza vaccine policy and accommodation review processes must wear an N-95 mask (provided by the affiliated student or affiliated program) at all times while on UMMC campuses. The affiliated program must document the program’s accommodation review and approval and provide it to UMMC when audited. If an affiliated program does not have an influenza vaccine policy with a process for accommodation review and approval, the affiliated student must be vaccinated to participate in the UMMC affiliated student placement.